The Real Question — How Does It Taste?
I have spent hundreds of dollars on vegan "cheese" products, and many of them tasted worse than feet. So when I opened this Cashew Fiesta Dip, I was definitely skeptical — but still hopeful. So far, Trader Joe's hasn't disappointed me with its vegan alternatives to dairy-full products. I'm a huge fan of the Soy Creamy Ice Cream, vegan cream cheese, and best of all, the vegan Cashew, Kale, and Basil Pesto.
So how did this taste? At first glance, the consistency was thicker than I expected, more like hummus than a liquidy cheese sauce. I grabbed my favorite tortilla chip (Late July Organic Sea Salt & Lime), dipped, bit, and was speechless. Creamy, cheesy, slightly sweet (thanks to the cashews), and with just a touch of zesty spice. It was yummy! More than yummy, actually. It was downright delicious.
And the slow clap goes to . . . Trader Joe's! My family and I polished off half the container in a matter of three minutes. It was perfect for chips but also complemented raw veggies. It made a great addition to my burrito, and I loved having a dollop on my Mexican-inspired grain bowl.
I was such a huge fan that I went back to my local Trader Joe's two days later, but sadly, there was no sign of it on the shelf. I asked an employee where my blessed queso was, and she said there's been such a high demand that they couldn't keep up with production. She wasn't sure when it would be back in stock. Um, what? I stared at her in disbelief. I mean, I just fell in love with this dip, and now it's gone?
Apparently, it wasn't just me who was floored by the flavor. Would asking her to text me when it came in be considered taking things too far? Maybe, but maybe not — this dip was that good.
Good thing I still have a little left. I'll have to ration it out and keep it hidden from my kids and my husband. Shhh, don't tell them! And the minute you see it at Trader Joe's, can someone please text me?